New Sacramento Kings coach Mike Brown seems to have unlocked De'Aaron Fox, and Jared Johnson analyzes his scorching start to the season, featuring career highs in a variety of offensive categories.
- Mike Brown has turned up the pace in Sacramento, which has corresponded with a blazing hot start for De'Aaron Fox, who is currently hitting career highs in points, boards, triples, in field-goal percentage.
One of the more impressive leaps Fox has made this season has been with his 3-point shooting, as he's not only draining a career high 2.2 triples a night, but he's also converting a career high 39.3% of those attempts. Over the previous five seasons, Fox had shot a subpar 32% from long range. And he was coming off a year in which he converted a career worst 29.3% of his 3 balls. But he spent a lot of time working to correct his 3-point stroke this summer, which has made him nearly unguardable.
If you don't stay honest with him on the perimeter, he's pulling up. You bite on the fake, he's blowing right by you. And the improved shooters around him have helped open up the driving lanes.
Speaking of improved shooting, Fox is hitting a career high 81.8% of his freebies. And if he can keep this all up, he could easily finish the year as a first-round product. One thing's for sure, Fox looks ready to obliterate his draft day ADP.